Artists Louise Bird

 

Natural History has always been the main inspiration behind Louise's work. During her studies for a Degree in Fine Art Printmaking at the Norwich School of Art and Design she became fascinated with the Honeybee, looking at its language, habitat and behaviour. First hand involvement and study of the subject has been her main inspiration and her concern for the protection of our natural habitats has led her to continue producing work, hoping to make people more aware of the need for conservation.

Louise is primarily a Printmaker, she produces layered Monoprints using a large sheet of steel. Ink is applied to the metal plate using rollers and worked into before being printed through an etching press. To create the effect of coloured layers which have a semi transparency she uses translucent inks. These prints often involve stencils and can sometimes contain many layers. Between printing or after all the layers have been printed she may also decide to draw or paint.

Working in this way makes each piece completely unique and not reproducible in any way. She also produces Etchings, Collagraphs and Mezzotints.


Prints

Black Arches - framed

7 x 7 ins

£60

Black Arches - unframed

5 x 5 ins

£45

Bombus Bohemicus framed

7 x 5.5 ins

£55

Bombus Bohemicus unframed

6 x 4.5 ins

£40

Bombus Jonellus framed

7 x 5.5 ins

£55

Bombus Ruderarius framed

7 x 5.5 ins

£55

Bombus hortorum Queen unframed

7.25 x 5.5 ins

£38

Bumblebee Queens - unframed

13.5 x 13.5 ins

£110

Bumblebees on Knapweed

21 x 17 ins

£195

Bumblebees on Thistles framed

13.5 x 13 ins

£110

Dragonfly 15/80 unframed

10.5 x 10 ins

£68

Dragonfly framed

11.5 x 11 ins

£88

Echinops in Flower framed

14 x 13 ins

£110

Essex Emerald framed

6 x 6 ins

£60

Essex Emerald unframed

6 x 6 ins

£45

Garden Tiger unframed

6 x 6 ins

£45

Goldcrest - unframed

13 x 12 ins

£120

Goldcrest 5/80 framed

14.5 x 14 ins

£155

Jersey Tiger unframed

6 x 6 ins

£45

Meadow Butterflies framed

14.5 x 14 ins

£145

Meadow Butterflies unframed

13 x 12.5 ins

£110

Meadow Teasles framed

18 x 15 ins

£145

Meadow Teasles unframed

16.5 x 14 ins

£110

Midsummer garden 3/50 framed

14.5 x 14 ins

£145

Midsummer garden a/p unframed

13 x 11.5 ins

£110

Moth Species 3/50 framed

21 x 21 ins

£250

Moth Species unframed

20 x 20 ins

£200

Scarlet Tiger unframed

6 x 6 ins

£45

Summer Border framed

14.5 x 14 ins

£145

Summer Border unframed

13 x 12.5 ins

£110

Summer Meadow V framed

21 x 21 ins

£250

Three Bumblebees framed

13.5 x 7 ins

£90

Woodland Brown framed

7 x 7 ins

£55

Wren in Autumn framed

18.5 x 11 ins

£195

Wren in Autumn unframed

17.5 x 10 ins

£150

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